Mallard Creek (Charlotte, N.C.) at Gaffney (S.C.)
When: 9/13, 7:00 p.m. ET
Analysis: Gaffney has a solid offensive core with quarterback Undre Lindsay, running back Kelvin Kirby and wide receiver Natron Johnson Jr. standing out statistically so far this season, but MaxPreps’ No. 4 team in South Carolina faces one of the best in its neighbor to the north.
Mallard Creek is defined by its defensive stars, namely four-star linebacker Trenton Simpson, three-star defensive end Quentin Williams and three-star cornerback Jaidyn Denis. These teams look like they’re in for a battle in this North Carolina vs. South Carolina matchup.